About the Awards

Homecoming 2013 Alumni Awards

Eligibility

Alumni Board Members are ineligible to receive an award during their time of service. However, nominations may still be submitted and will be held for future consideration. Nominators are not allowed to be related to the nominee.

Categories

Alumnus may be nominated in one of five categories (Click each award name for details):

Alumni Awards Evening

The awards are presented during our annual alumni awards event. Awards are not necessarily presented in all categories each year.

Each award consists of:

  • A framed certificate
  • A photo in the Alumni e-Newsletter and/or a press release to the local paper
  • Name displayed on the Alumni Awards wall
  • Winner highlighted on our Alumni website

Dr. James Jamieson Influential Alumni Award​

Presented to a graduate whose dedication and leadership has influenced significant change and prosperity within their community. The recipient may be an alumnus of one of the following institutions: North Bay Normal School, Teacher’s College, Nipissing University College or Nipissing University. 

The award is named after Dr. James Jamieson, who was made an honorary member of the Nipissing University Alumni Association in the early 1980s. He was one of the founding members of the Alumni Association and served as its first President from 1973 - 1975. He served as a member of the Board of Governors from 1975 –1986. In 1981, he, along with Dr. George Zytaruk, was instrumental in the setting up of the Office of Alumni Affairs.

The award will be presented during a yearly event (the date will be determined each year).


Past Recipients of the Dr. James Jamieson Influential Alumni Award:

  • 2021
    Emily Gillespie
  • 2020
    Hariett Madigan
  • 2019
    Julio Viskovich
  • 2018
    Jennifer Conley
  • 2017
    David K. Bell
  • 2016
    Dr. Peter Bush
  • 2014
    Erin Dokis
  • 2012
    Marianne Berube
  • 2011*
    ​Alexandra Archibald, Tina Benevides, Kim Boechler, Gerry Brennan, Jennifer Burgoyne, Naomi Cheechoo, Cameron Culbert, Anthony D'Agostino, Marianne den Haan, Ian Desjardins, Anna Fitzsimmons, Barbara Groves, Alison Herst, Yves Kalala, Matthew McKean, Paula Murphy, Michelann Parr, Julie Pennell, Andrew Perrin, Trina Prince, Doug Rogers, Kevin Salzman, Virginia Schonhoffer, Andrzej Schreyer, Fred Watkin, Ann Marie Welsh, Alan Williams, Rosie Zinn, & JoAnn Zytaruk

     

*The Dr. James Jamieson Influential Alumni Award was introduced in 2011 and was presented to a multitude of exceptional alumni.

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Presented to an alumnus/ae whose achievement and excellence in their endeavours have distinguished themselves as a valued leader. The recipient will have demonstrated positive influence through their professional pursuits. As a result of their actions, the alumnus will have made a strong contribution to the prestige and reputation of Nipissing University. The recipient may be an alumnus of one of the following institutions: North Bay Normal School, Teacher’s College, Nipissing University College or Nipissing University.

*Please note that this award was previously known as the Distinguished Alumni Award.


Past Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award:

  • 2021
    Dillion Richardson
  • 2020
    Dr. Thomsen D'Hont
  • 2019
    Alicia Gal
  • 2017
    Aengus Finnan
  • 2015
    Sylvie Vannier
  • 2013
    Kristopher Stevens and Rob Graham
  • 2012
    ​Paul Heinrich and Dr. Glynn Sharpe
  • 2011
    ​Ted Weltz
  • 2010
    Kimberly Burley and Judy Derick 
  • 2007
    Philomena Bonis
  • 2006
    Jamie Lim 
  • 2004
    Dr. Jeff Kleim
  • 2003
    Dr. Cecile Somme
  • 2002
    Dr. Laverne Smith and Dr. John R. McCarthy
  • 2000
    Professor Jack Jones
  • 1999
    Dr. Elizabeth Thorn​​​​​
     

Rising Star Alumni Award

Presented to a recent graduate of Nipissing University who has demonstrated significant achievements on a professional, community and/or volunteer basis or has displayed promise of significant future accomplishments. Restricted to alumni up to and including their fifth year of graduation.

*Please note that the Rising Star Alumni Award was previously known as the Alumni Achievement Award. 


Past Recipients of the Rising Star and Alumni Achievement Award:

  • 2021
    Alexander Maycock
  • 2020
    Cameron Ghent
  • 2019
    Alysha Young
  • 2018
    Annie Sumi
  • 2017
    Timothy Brazeau
  • 2016
    Robert Shaw
  • 2014
    Matthew Adamson
  • 2013
    ​Jaymie Lathem and Shannon Palmer
  • 2012
    Leah Symington
  • 2011
    ​Ashley Brown
  • 2010
    Alex Kappos
  • 2009
    Gordon Kerr
  • 2008
    Ms. Kimberly Blacker
  • 2007
    Mr. William Ferguson
  • 2006
    Ms. Krista Lariviere
  • 2004
    Mrs. Marilyn Orieux-Tignanelli
  • 2003
    Mr. Theo Margaritis
  • 2002
    Ms. Lotje Hives and Ms. Gay Smylie
     

Honorary Alumni Award​

Presented to an individual who is not a graduate of the University, but whose actions and dedication have had a positive impact on the Nipissing University experience. This honour recognizes friends of Nipissing University for outstanding service, commitment and contribution, past or present, to the University.


Past recipients of the Honorary Alumni Award:

  • 2021
    Dr. Mike DeGagné
  • 2020
    Dr. Denyse Lafrance Horning 
  • 2019
    Gordon H. Durnan
  • 2018
    Dr. Matti Saari
  • 2017
    Vicky Paine-Mantha
  • 2016
    Edward Salai
  • 2013
    Dr. Maria Cantalini-Williams
  • 2012
    Colleen Miller
    Cheryl Kelley
    Sandra Foster
    Gerry Foster
    Ted Thomson
  • 2006
    Murray Green
    Dr. Dave Marshall
    Dr. George Zytaruk
    Dr. Douglas Pollard
    Dr. James Jamieson
     

Philanthropy Alumni Award

Awarded to an alumnus or champion of Nipissing University who is making significant contributions to improve their community through their generosity, dedication, commitment and service. The ideal candidate is passionate about an important social cause, freely gives their time, exemplifies great leadership qualities and has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improving the social challenge related to his or her cause. This can include attempting to break down biases, change perceptions and alleviate issues impeding progress, working toward conquering a problem and/or responding to a need in a tangible way. An individual that graduated from one of the following institutions is considered an alumnus: North Bay Normal School, Teacher’s College, Nipissing University College or Nipissing University.


Past recipients of the Philanthropy Alumni Award: